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Instrument: SSB/X : Advanced X-Ray Detector (SSB/X)
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Associated Platforms
DMSP 5D-2/F8
DMSP 5D-2/F9
DMSP 5D-2/F10
DMSP 5D-2/F11

Spectral/Frequency Information
Wavelength Keyword: X-Ray
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: >60 keV, >150 keV, and >375 keV.

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[Source: National Space Science Data Center, ]

The primary function of this investigation is to detect nuclear debris from nuclear detonations. The advanced X-ray detector, SSB/X, consists of two nonscanning sensors, one of which looks to the left and the other to the right of the ground track. Each sensor is a set of CdTe detectors which sense X rays in the three energy bands, >60 keV, >150 keV, and >375 keV.

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Instrument Logistics
Instrument Owner: Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)